In Which I'm Lazy

I certainly hope that no one out there is under any illusion whatsoever that my job is blogging, which is to say that actually I have a full time job besides this blog, and, like anyone else's full time job, it takes up roughly 40% of my waking hours, not including my commute. I'm positive that I complain about this all the time, so I won't belabour the point too much.

Anyway, earlier this year I talked about how I wanted to 1) read more of the Top 100 books and 2) keep posting every two weeks.

Goal the First:

I totally jumped into more List books with both feet, and have so far read at least as many of them as I did last year. But my reading pace has been feeling increasingly frenetic and thus not very enjoyable, and while I'll definitely read more List books this year, I need to slow down. The last thing I want to do is finish this project and not want to read anymore, or something like that. I'm not trying to make it seem like reading a book and writing a few paragraphs about it is a lot of work or anything, but it's not no work, either.

Goal the Second:

It's been increasingly difficult posting every two weeks, possibly just due to what I got up to in April, but also because of how few List book reviews I have ready to go at any given time. What I'm trying really hard to avoid is a scenario where I haven't read anything from the List and go without posting for months on end.

So once again I'm cutting back services, but I think it'll be ok. Here's the plan:
  1. More thorough Current Distractions posts. If I'm supposedly so busy, what exactly is it that I'm doing? The usual round-ups are a few paragraphs thrown together at the last minute, but it wouldn't be hard to do better than that.
  2. One post per month. Either reviews or whatever else (I really need to post another Board Member Bio at some point, don't I?). I know this means that the actual percentage of content on the blog will decrease, and I hate it, but I think it'll be better in the long run.

Believe it or not, despite my whining, I do have quite a few reviews and other posts essentially ready to go. It's the Top 100 books that are holding me up, on an "as ever" sort of basis.

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